Man Charged in Father’s Death in East Windsor, NJ
EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER) – In a press conference today, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and East Windsor Police Chief Jason A. Hart announced the arrest of a man in connection with the death of his father. The accused, 23-year-old Yu Chavarria, is facing one count of second-degree manslaughter. The prosecutor’s office has also filed a motion to detain Chavarria pending trial.
The incident began on Thursday, January 25, when East Windsor police responded to a report of an unconscious male at a residence on Twin Rivers Drive North at around 7:00 a.m. Upon their arrival, officers discovered 58-year-old Edgar Chavarria, bleeding from the head and face, lying on the kitchen floor. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following an extensive investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the East Windsor Township Police Department, it was revealed that a verbal argument between father and son escalated into a physical altercation. Yu Chavarria repeatedly struck his father in the face with his fist and ultimately delivered a forceful blow using his head. These findings led to the formal charges being filed.
The diligent efforts of MCHTF Detective Tim Bruey and East Windsor Detective Joe Zucchero have been instrumental in bringing this case to light. However, it is crucial to remember that, despite the charges, every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The prosecutor’s office has emphasized the importance of due process in this matter.
Yu Chavarria, now facing a second-degree manslaughter charge, awaits trial. The prosecutor’s office has requested his detention, prioritizing public safety and the integrity of ongoing investigations. The tragic loss of Edgar Chavarria serves as a stark reminder of the consequences that can arise from domestic disputes turning violent.
As the legal process unfolds, the community mourns the loss of a life and hopes for justice to prevail. The case will continue to be closely monitored as it progresses through the judicial system. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the East Windsor Police Department remain committed to upholding the law and ensuring a fair trial for all parties involved.